An easy way to pass WAEC and NECO examination

An easy way to pass the WAEC and NECO examinations.

The WAEC and NECO examinations are among the hardest exams awaiting all secondary school students in West Africa.

This, also known as the SSCE examination, certifies that a student has completed secondary school.


Because the WAEC examination is very hard, some students who pass WAEC can replace their WAEC certificate with their NECO certificate.


About thirty percent of students who write the WAEC examination fail every year. This is because they do not know the perfect preparation method for the examination.


Fortunately, I will show you the steps to follow if you want to pass your WAEC and NECO examinations without much stress, things to do, how to study and areas to concentrate more on when planning to write the WAEC examination.



There is a simple method for passing WAEC and NECO,examination  without much stress.


Here is what all the students who wish to write the WAEC examination should do in order to be successful in the exam.


A simple guide for WAEC and NECO examination candidates



  • Begin planning as soon as possible.


The WAEC exam is very tough. You need to start preparing for the examination as early as possible if you really want to succeed in the exam.


Fortunately, all the students know fully well that the WAEC examination is awaiting them, both those in junior secondary and those in senior secondary school.


You need to start preparing for WAEC at the latest in your SS 1 class, cover all your schemes of work, and make sure you can answer any WAEC questions given to you from the SS 1 scheme.


For students in SS 3, your last class in secondary school is an exam class. Start as early as possible to prepare for the exam.


  • ¬†cover your entire scheme of work.

The WAEC exam is to test your qualifications, to examine whether you are really qualified to leave secondary school.


All the questions you will see on the exam day must be from your scheme of work. WAEC and NECO boards do not set any questions aside from the ones in your scheme.


If you can manage to cover your scheme of work, and read and understand all the topics in your scheme of work, both your SS 1, SS 2 and SS 3 schemes, your WAEC examination will be very easy for you.


Actually, most of the teachers cannot finish the topics in their schemes for the whole set. It is left to you to find out those topics and learn them by yourself. WAEC will assume that you have already finished those topics when setting the examination for you.


  • Examine previous WAEC and NECO questions.


Studying past questions is one of the tricks for passing the WAEC examination.


All WAEC candidates should know this: “WAEC and NECO repeat past questions.” Yes, the repeat questions from other seasons.


The WAEC board knows that students are already aware of how they repeat questions, but they do that for purposes.


They expect you to read and understand all the questions written by former candidates. Knowing the questions very well gives you a high chance of passing the exam.


WAEC examinatoin past questions can be found in the market or even online. You can download the past questions online and study them when planning to write your own.


Do not cram when reading the past questions because cramming will only waste your time. The questions will not repeat as you see them in the past questions. The options will be changed. They may also replace the questions with their opposites, so if you only crammed them, you will get the wrong answers.


Read the past questions with your text book, note book, dictionary, and jotter.


Jot down any confusing words in the dictionary, check the important points and use your text book to cross check the answers.

  • Check the examination syllabus.


The boards of NECO and WAEC usually release the syllabus for any year’s examination a few months before the exam.


Studying according to the scheme in the syllabus gives you a high chance of passing the examination.


Normally, all the questions they set must come from that syllabus, which means if you manage to study the syllabus and comprehend it, you will definitely pass the exam.


  • Do not rely on malpractice.


If serious students rely on exam malpractice. If you want to pass your WAEC and NECO examinations, do not rely on exam malpractice.


As a result, any candidate who is caught in the act of examinatoin malpractice risks losing his or her result.


The board meeting of the West African Examination Council in Nigeria has concluded that any examination centre found in the act of examination malpractice will have their exam results for that year canceled.


If there is no valuable benefit to examinatoin malpractice, the candidate is expecting to get a result of what he/she didn’t work for. If you really want to pass your WAEC and NECO examinations, abstain from any kind of exam expo or runs.

  • Create a reading time table.



Every serious student has a reading time table. If you’re planning to write both the WAEC and NECO examinations, create a reading time table for yourself.


A time table will help you make the most wise use of your time. It will also help you properly utilize any seconds you have for something very important.


Reading timetables help you read effectively, daily and accordingly.


In your reading timetable, perfectly scheme the time for all the subjects that you have to write in your exam.



  • Avoid distraction during the exam.


Avoid distractions during your WAEC and NECO exams; prepare for them and concentrate on what you’re doing.


Distraction may come from any of the following things: coming to the examination late, writing the exam in a noisy area, coming to the exam hall without the fully required items, engaging in any kind of malpractice.


If you want to pass your WAEC and NECO exams, be on time, carry all the required items (calculator, pen, pencil, and drawing instruments) when entering the hall to avoid distraction, and do not in any way engage yourself in any kind of exam malpractice; it does more harm than good.


If you really follow this guide, success is yours in your WAEC and NECO examinations.


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